How to maintain your salon manicure between visits20 June 2018
If you take proper care, you can enjoy a beautiful, salon-quality manicure for 2 to 3 weeks. Here are some tips how to keep your manicure looking glossy and chip-free for as long as possible.
Avoid heat and water immediately after your manicure
Since nail lacquer can take several hours to set and harden, you should avoid hot showers and baths immediately after your manicure. Even washing your hands can loosen your polish and minimize the top coat lustre.
Wear rubber gloves for washing dishes and cleaning chores
If you have a strong set of your nails, you’ve probably caught yourself using them to lift tape, pull out staples or pick at surfaces and other substances. This bad habit won’t do you any favors if you want to maintain the perfection of keep your bold, shiny manicure. Wearing rubber gloves to wash dishes will protect your nails from becoming soft and your hands from chaffing and drying. Rubber globes also keep household cleaning solvents from breaking down the color and coating on your nails.
Nourish your nails with nutritional supplements
Proactive care for your nails, skin and hair begins with a healthy diet. With regular intake, nutritional supplements like Biotin, Vitamin B7, Vitamin B12, Zinc and L-Lysine can stimulate nail protein to make them grow stronger and longer.
Apply a growth elixir
Between salon visits, apply a growth elixir to your nail care routine. Many of these coatings and serums are infused with vitamin peptides and Biotin.
Avoid filing, cutting or lifting
Don’t file or cut your nails between salon visits, or else the seal of the polish will lift around the edges. You can lightly buff the lifted edge and apply a clear top coat instead. If you are skilled with polishing, you can fill the growth or chipped areas with a very thin coat of color. Do not pick or lift the polish at any cost.
Hydrate your cuticles and hands daily
Keep your cuticles and hands hydrated. Lock in moisture with a cuticle oil that can penetrate the nail beyond the layers of polish. Use an enriched hand moisturizer to soothe chapped skin and prevent nails from becoming brittle. For extra TLC, wear cotton gloves at night to prolong the effects of the moisturizer.
Visit the salon regularly
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